B1+ SITE PROJECT - EXPANSION OF THE ARCH CLIMBING WALL FACILITY
by Thomas McGinnity
The Arch Climbing Wall is located in Bermondsey. The redeveloped climbing centre uses all the existing building whilst also developing a new building adjacent to the existing building. The design aims to highlight the connection between climbing and nature. New climbing walls were positioned in the existing building to create an environment of valleys and mountains. The new building acts as the final challenge, with climbers able to scale the exterior of the building as well as the tall structure within. The new building is open air with a large use of open mesh, allowing climbers to connect with nature.